As many of you may have guessed, I have a huge crush on Brian Neal. And by huge, I mean it’s gotten ridiculous! Talking to him gets me all flustered. When he looks at me during class I blush. I don’t know how to let it go. I wish I could. It’s starting to affect my playing. How, you ask? Well, if he’s about to cue someone in he’ll look at them while he does it. When he cues me in, he’ll look at me and I’ll blush and miss my cue.
I don’t think this is all about his looks. A lot of it has to do with his personality. His smile, most of all. And when he holds a trumpet in his hand…he gets this spark in his eye. He’s just so laid back and easy going. He has this way about him that puts you at ease around him. He doesn’t anger easily. When we mess up…and I really do mean mess up…like before the concert and we were still messing up…he smiles and has us try again. I admire so many of his qualities.
Hopefully, this crush passes quickly. I just can’t let go. I’ve never had a crush this big.